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Everest Expedition

Everest Expedition

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Trip Facts

Duration : 64 Days Max-Altitude : 8848 M Program Type : tea house / camping Best Season : April- May. Per Day Walking : 5/6 h Trek Grade : Grade 2:

These treks are suitable for any walker looking for something a little more challenging and energetic. They are a combination of some longer and shorter walks and hill-walking experience is desirable. The duration is usually from 10 to 15 days. Following the up and down terrain of Nepal and walking to higher elevations contrasts these treks to those in the easy classification. However, you will be rewarded for your efforts with spectacular close-up views of glaciers and of the high Himalayas. Although the terrain is not difficult, some vigorous hiking experience is useful. There may be up to 6 hours a day on the trail and the elevation rises and falls from 800m/ 2624ft to 4000m/13210ft above sea level.


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No. of Persons Price per Person
1 Pax $45000
2 Paxes $40000
2-6 Paxes $30500
6-10 Paxes $30000
10-15 Paxes $29500
15+Paxes $29500

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Mount Everest Expedition The Ultimate Challenge

Everest Expedition, towering in the Himalayas on the Nepal-Tibet border, stands as the world’s tallest peak. Climbing this iconic mountain is a dream for many, but it’s a journey fraught with physical and mental challenges.

Expedition with Nepal Wilderness Trekking

Nepal Wilderness Trekking offers a lifetime adventure scaling Mount Everest’s South Face and Southeast Ridge. With 29 years of guiding experience, we’re pioneers in guided ascents, ensuring our expedition members achieve their summit goals.

The Challenge of the Everest Expedition

Climbing Everest, at 29,029 feet, demands peak physical fitness, mental fortitude, and mountaineering expertise. Preparation includes acquiring the necessary climbing gear, clothing, and provisions.

Choosing the Right Expedition

Selecting a reputable Everest expedition company is crucial. Our experienced guides and Sherpas, the true heroes of the Himalayas, ensure safety and success on this challenging journey.

The Route: South Side

Mount Everest’s South Side route is the most popular and accessible, known for its relative ease compared to other routes like the North Col. However, it presents unique challenges, starting with the infamous Khumbu Icefall.

Khumbu Icefall: A Treacherous Passage

The journey begins with navigating the Khumbu Icefall, a steep and dynamic glacier known for its treacherous crevasses and towering seracs. This section, situated between Base Camp and Camp 1 at approximately 6000 meters, is perhaps the most dangerous part of the entire ascent.

During the climbing season of the Everest Expedition, skilled Sherpas fix ropes and ladders across the crevasses and seracs, making the ascent manageable, especially during the early morning when the ice is firmest and least likely to shift. However, the western aspect of the icefall can become particularly hazardous in the afternoon as temperatures rise and the ice becomes more unstable.

Camp 1 and Acclimatization

Camp 1, nestled at the base of the Khumbu Icefall, serves as a crucial acclimatization point. Despite its desolate and exposed location, it provides a necessary transition before climbers proceed further up the mountain. The area around Camp 1 is dotted with large crevasses, some of which require crossing via ladders fixed by Sherpas for safety.

From Camp 1, climbers gradually acclimatize to the altitude, spending time acclimatizing at higher camps like Camp 2, located at the foot of the Lhotse Face on the West Ridge. This camp not only offers stunning views of Lhotse but also serves as a critical staging area for the final push to the summit.

Camp 3 and the Lhotse Face

Camp 3, positioned at approximately 7200 meters on a small ledge of the Lhotse Face, marks another significant acclimatization milestone. Climbers ascend a steep snowfield of about 600 meters, navigating short ice cliffs secured with fixed ropes by Sherpas. This leg of the journey requires careful pacing and adherence to safety protocols due to the altitude’s effects on energy levels and decision-making.

South Col and the Final Push

The South Col, located at 7950 meters, serves as the last campsite before the summit attempt. This high-altitude camp is a critical juncture where climbers must prepare both physically and mentally for the grueling final ascent. The route to the summit from the South Col involves negotiating technical sections like the Yellow Band, an interlayer of marble and phyllite, and the Geneva Spur, an anvil-shaped rib of black rock.

The Summit Bid

The final push to the summit begins from the South Col, following the southwest ridge. This section involves a mix of snow and rock, including the famous Hillary Step, a steep rock face just below the summit ridge. Climbers must negotiate this challenging terrain, often assisted by fixed ropes installed by Sherpas, to reach the summit at 8848.86 meters (29,031.7 feet).

Preparing for an Everest Expedition

Embarking on an Everest expedition requires meticulous preparation and dedication. Here are essential considerations for aspiring climbers:

Physical Fitness: Climbing Everest demands peak physical fitness. Preparation should include a rigorous training regimen focusing on cardiovascular endurance, strength training, and overall stamina. Conditioning your body to endure long periods of exertion at high altitudes is crucial.

Altitude Acclimatization: Proper acclimatization is key to avoiding altitude sickness and ensuring a safe ascent. Climbers typically spend several weeks at base camp and progressively higher camps to allow their bodies to adjust to the reduced oxygen levels.

Climbing Experience: Climbing Mount Everest is not for novices. Prior experience in high-altitude mountaineering, proficiency in using crampons, ice axes, and other technical gear, and familiarity with expedition-style camping are essential.

Mental Preparation: Climbing Everest is as much a mental challenge as it is physical. Climbers must prepare themselves for the psychological demands of the climb, including coping with fatigue, uncertainty, and the stress of high-altitude conditions.

Equipment and Gear: High-quality gear is essential for safety and comfort during the expedition. This includes clothing suitable for extreme cold, mountaineering boots, crampons, ice axes, harnesses, ropes, and a reliable tent and sleeping system. Investing in top-notch equipment and ensuring everything is in good condition can make a significant difference in your Everest experience.

Safety First: Safety should always be the top priority during an Everest expedition. Choosing a reputable expedition company with experienced guides and a strong safety record is critical. Familiarize yourself with emergency procedures, including evacuation plans and rescue protocols, to handle potential emergencies effectively.

Respect for the Mountain and Culture

Climbing Mount Everest is not just about personal achievement; it’s also about respecting the mountain and the local Sherpa culture. Environmental stewardship is crucial to minimize the expedition’s impact on the fragile Himalayan ecosystem. Understanding and respecting Sherpa’s customs and traditions adds depth and meaning to the Everest experience.


An Everest expedition is a monumental undertaking that offers unparalleled rewards but demands thorough preparation, experience, and respect for the challenges it presents. By approaching the climb with caution, dedication to training, and a commitment to safety and environmental responsibility, climbers can maximize their chances of a successful ascent and an unforgettable adventure on the roof of the world.

Related Expeditions and Treks

For those seeking more adventures in the Himalayas, consider exploring these other expeditions and treks:

These adventures offer diverse experiences in the stunning landscapes of Nepal, from challenging climbs to scenic treks. Each journey promises unique encounters with nature and unforgettable memories in the Himalayas.

Detail Itinerary

Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to the hotel.

Day 02-03: Preparation, briefings, shopping and formalities to obtain the permit.

Day 04: Fly to Lukla and trek to Phakding (2652m; 4 hours hike); lodge.

Day 05: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m/6 Hrs. ); stay at a lodge.

Day 06: Rest and acclimatization; explore Everest View Hotel (3800m-3 hrs.).

Day 07: Trek to Tyangboche (3850m-5 hours); Explore Buddhist monastery; lodge.

Day 08: Trek to Dingboche (4350m-5Hrs. ); stay in a lodge.

Day 09: Trek to Lobuche (5,018m - 4 hours); lodge.

Day 10: Rest at Lobuche to allow your body to acclimatize.

Day 11: Trek to Gorakshep (5172m-3 hrs. ); overnight in a lodge.

Day 12: Trek to Everest Basecamp (5200m, 2 hours), camping.

Day 13-56: Summit Everest (8,848.86m), full camping period.

Day57: Trek down to Gorakshep, overnight at the lodge.

Day 58: Trek to Dingboche (4260m), via Lobuche (5216m) (5 hours), lodge.

Day 59: Trek to Tyangboche (3860m-5 hours), lodge.

Day 60: Trek to Namche Bazaar (3440m-4 hours), lodge.

Day 61: Trek from Kathmandu to Lukla (2840m-7 hrs.).

Day 62: Fly from Lukla to Kathmandu, hotel transfer, and D-briefing.

Day 63: Farewell-Celebration dinner.

Day 64: Transfer to the airport for final departure.

Cost Included

  •         All arrival and departure transfers in Kathmandu.
  •         Hotel accommodations for four nights in Kathmandu on a BB basis.
  •         Flights and transfers Kathmandu-Manthali-Lukla-Manthali-Kathmandu.
  •         Mt. Everest expedition permit (Royalty; $11,000 for members).
  •         Liaison officer for the Everest Expedition for the government. 
  •         TIMS card and entry permit for Khumbu village and Sagarmatha National Park.
  •         All camping equipment at Advance Base Camp and other camps.
  •         During trekking, meals, lodging, and a guide are provided in a teahouse/lodge.
  •         Our experienced cook prepared the food during the expedition period. This was followed by C2 and EBC.
  •         Private climbing Sherpa for climbing support on a one-to-one basis.
  •         Three oxygen bottles for each climbing member and six oxygen bottles (4 Ltrs.) for each Sherpa.
  •         Mask and regulators for one climber and one Sherpa.
  •         Gamow bag at the EBC for emergency rescue purposes.
  •         Yaks and porters may carry 50 kg of luggage up and down to EBC.
  •         Climbing members and Sherpas required high-altitude food for C1, C3, and C4.
  •         Insurance, wages, meals, and allowances for climbing Sherpa and BC staff.
  •         The base camp is equipped with solar panels for lighting and battery charging.
  •         Charges for icefall and rope fixing, tents at high camps EBC,C1,C2,C3, and C4.
  •         First Aid medical kits for the group and its employees.
  •     Communication is provided by walkie-talkies and satellite phones (for which a charge of $5 per unit is charged).
  •         Nepal imposes office service charges and government taxes.
  • ·         Snowy Horizon Special Gifts & Farewell Dinner.

Cost Excluded


  •         Lunch and dinner during your stay in Kathmandu except for farewell dinner.
  •         Items of a personal nature, such as laundry, telephone calls, and use of the Internet.
  •         The following items will be needed: clothing, packing items, personal medical kit, trekking/climbing gear, etc. 
  •         If there are any extra services or products or offers or activities that are not listed in the itinerary.
  •         Any additional costs incurred as a result of various/unforeseen events such as natural calamities, landslides, political disturbances, strikes, changes in government regulations, etc.
  •         The climbing member may require any additional staff (s) if special assistance is needed.
  •         This includes rescue, repatriation, medicines, medical tests, and hospitalization expenses.
  •         Insurance for medical-travel and emergency rescue evacuation in the event of an emergency.
  •         Fees for international and domestic flights other than those specified.
  •         Nepali custom duty fees for the import of expedition goods if required.
  •         Summit bonus for the personal climbing Sherpa (Starting from US$ 1800 per summit per Sherpa at the minimum).
  •         Tips for the staff at the base camp at the beginning of the climb (the minimum is US$ 300.00 for each climber in total)
  •         Other items are not mentioned in the "The Service Package Excludes" section.





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